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John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • McCaskill gives farewell address on Senator floor

    WASHINGTON DC – Senator Claire McCaskill gave her farewell speech on the floor of the US Senate Thursday, which is a tradition for outgoing members. McCaskill said while didn’t like the idea of giving a departure speech, she did so anyway because it is a Senate tradition. “I’m not a big fan of the concept but I want to respect the tradition especially since I’ve seen so many Senate traditions crumble over the past 12 years,” she said. And with […]

  • Hancock and Kelley – Missouri lawmaker resurrecting Right to Work?

    ST. LOUIS – This week on Hancock and Kelley, the political insiders discuss the latest developments in the Robert Mueller investigation. They will also look at yet another proposal for “Right to Work” in Missouri and the legal case brewing against Senator-elect Josh Hawley, filed by the Missouri Secretary of State.

  • Hancock & Kelley – The winners and losers from the 2018 midterm elections

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political consultants will discuss the results from the 2018 midterm elections. They’ll discuss the biggest winners and losers, and the biggest surprises from election day.

  • Concern over Medical Marijuana Amendment 3, has some questioning where the money will go

    Three issues regarding Medical Marijuana are on the November ballot.  One of those Constitutional Amendments is controversial because of how it`s structured and where the money would go if passed.  Amendment 3 has been getting criticized by public policy groups, health advocacy organizations, and even lawmakers.  But the driving force behind the proposed Amendment says there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Dr. Brad Bradshaw, a trial attorney, and physician from Springfield, Missouri, helped write the ballot language and […]

  • Voters to choose between 3 ballot issues on medical marijuana in November

    Voters in Missouri will have a lot to decide on Election Day, November 6th, including the possible legalization of medical marijuana.  There are three ballot issues on the ballot that deal with medical marijuana.  All three could pass, but only one will become law. In Missouri, and around the country, medical marijuana has been gaining support. In fact, 31 states now have some form of marijuana legalization, and Missouri could become number 32.  Missouri State Representative Shamed Dogan of Ballwin […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – The testimony and FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh

    ST. LOUIS – This week on Hancock and Kelley, the two political insiders discuss the big story of the week, the testimony, and now FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Washington University to host sports business summit Friday

    ST. LOUIS – It was a big weekend of sports here on Fox 2, and St. Louis will be back in the national sports spotlight this week with a lot of influential leaders coming to Washington University. Sports economist Patrick Rishe was on fox 2 news 6 pm newscast to discuss the latest news in the business of sports. Some of the topics discussed were: Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike ad and the NFL’s branding. The summit will be held at […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – National spotlight shines on Missouri’s US Senate race

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the two political insiders discuss the life and legacy of Senator John McCain. They will also take a look at the race for the U-S Senate in Missouri, which is shaping up to be the most expensive, and closely watched, race in the country this fall.

  • Man rescued from trench collapse thanks first responders

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man who was trapped in a trench in south St. Louis County this past May had a chance to thank the first responders Tuesday. Carl O’Hearn said he was working in a trench for the Metropolitan Sewer District when the ground began to cave in, along with slabs of concrete crashing down around him, badly damaging his leg. O’Hearn said it happened quickly and there was not much he could do to avoid getting […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Why political campaigns target rural voters over suburbs

    ST. LOUIS – This week on Hancock and Kelly, the two political pundits will discuss the ongoing feud between Omarosa and President Trump. They will also take a look at why so many campaigns target rural voters in Missouri, when the bulk of voters live in suburban areas.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Tuesday’s primary elections

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the discussion focuses on the primary elections taking place on Tuesday. (Jonathan Prouty is filling in for John Hancock on the Republican side.) The political pundits will also discuss President Trump threatening to shut down the government if the wall with Mexico isn’t built. Attorney Rudy Guiliani’s comments that the midterm elections are really a vote on Trump’s impeachment is also debated.

  • President Trump Granite City steel mill wrap up

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. – President Donald Trump was back in the St. Louis area Thursday showcasing a factory that he says is benefiting from his tough trade stance on China. “After years of shutdown and cutbacks, today the blast furnaces is blazing bright…and we are once again new american steel into the spine of our cuntry”, said the president. The president spoke at Granite City Works where an estimated 800 people are heading back to work. Trump says the fact […]